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Chatham Events for the Sustainable Student

This article is written by a student writer from the Her Campus at Chatham chapter.


Feeling a post-Recyclemania letdown? Stay focused on sustainability with any of these amazing upcoming events on campus. We’ll update the list as we discover more. Know of an event we should include? Share it in the comments!


Public Tour of Eden Hall

Wednesday, April 8 from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. 

Meet at the Lodge at Eden Hall Campus

If you’ve only been to Eden Hall for a retreat or a barbecue, you haven’t begun to experience all that Chatham’s newest campus has to offer! Learn about everything from the geothermal systems to the organic gardens directly from the Sustainability Education Coordinator, Kelly Henderson. Register on myChatham.


Empty Bowls Hunger Banquet

Saturday, April 11 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Eden Hall Campus Lodge

One of the most pressing concerns surrounding environmental destruction is food security. Discover how you can support the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank while trying soup crafted from the harvest at Eden Hall.


Environmental Implications of Dietary Guidelines with Miriam Nelson, Ph.D.

Thursday, April 16 from 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Welker Room, James Laughlin Music Hall

Dr. Miriam Nelson is shaping how the United States eats as a member of the 2015 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee for the United States Department of Agriculture. Find out what goes into the committee’s decisions during this presentation.


Shiitake Mushroom Cultivation Workshop

Saturday, April 18 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Eden Hall Campus

Normally $25, this workshop offers hands-on discovery of the art of cultivating mushrooms free to Chatham students.




  Mara Flanagan is entering her seventh semester as a Chapter Advisor. After founding the Chatham University Her Campus chapter in November 2011, she served as Campus Correspondent until graduation in 2015. Mara works as a freelance social media consultant in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. She interned in incident command software publicity at ADASHI Systems, gamification at Evive Station, iQ Kids Radio in WQED’s Education Department, PR at Markowitz Communications, writing at WQED-FM, and marketing and product development at Bossa Nova Robotics. She loves jazz, filmmaking and circus arts.